Orientation

* This is the TENTATIVE orientation schedule *

Undergraduate International Orientation Schedule 2014

  • Wednesday, August 20 - Move into your residence hall (pick up your key at International House)
  • Thursday, August 21 - See schedule below
  • Friday, August 22 - See schedule below
  • Saturday, August 23 - See schedule below

Sponsored by: International Student Council and Office of International Students and Scholars at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

*International Parents Question and Answer Session: Thursday, Aug 21, 2013, 11am, place to be determind.

Thursday August 21, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Alden Hall
Continental Breakfast and Welcome
WPI Admissions Staff
10:00 a.m.
TBD
Welcome and Overview of Orientation
Tom Hartvig Thomsen, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars,
Colleen Callahan-Panday, Assistant Director
Chietara Japutra, Chair, International Student Council
10:30 a.m.
TBD
Welcome to Academic Advising
Paul Reilly, Director
11:00 a.m.
 
Campus Tours
In small groups you will tour the campus with an ISC Peer Mentor
12:00 Noon
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)

Lunch and Brief introduction to the WPI Dining Services

1:30 p.m.
TBD
Cultural Adjustment Discussion, (Group A) with Student Development and Counseling Center Staff
Keeping Yourself Safe, (Group B) with Campus Police

2:15 p.m.
TBD

Cultural Adjustment Discussion, (Group B) with Student Development and Counseling Center Staff
Keeping Yourself Safe, (Group A) with Campus Police
3:15 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Buses leave from Trowbridge Rd
Shopping Trip, Wal-Mart
5:30 p.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)
Dinner
7:30 p.m.
Odeum
ISC Social Gathering
Social Gathering with International Student Council
Friday August 22, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)
Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
TBD
Humanities and Arts Requirement at WPI
Prof Kristen Boudreau, Chair, Humanities and Arts Department
Esther Boucher-Yip, Professor Humanities and Arts Department

9:45 a.m.
TBD

Academic Honesty Policy, (Group B) Philip Clay, Dean of Students
Greg Snoddy, Associate Dean of Students 
Government Regulations,
(Group A) 
with Tom Thomsen and Colleen Callahan-Panday

10:45a.m.
TBD

Academic Honesty Policy, (Group A) Philip Clay, Dean of Students
Greg Snoddy, Associate Dean of Students
Government Regulations, (Group B) with Tom Thomsen and Colleen Callahan-Panday

12:00 p.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)
Lunch
1:15 p.m.
TBD
Student Services Fair: Health Services, Residential Services, Library, Registrar's Office, Academic Services, Computer Helpdesk
2:15 p.m.
TBD
Introduction to the Career Development Center
Maggie Becker, Associate Director, CDC
2:45 p.m.
TBD
WPI Dining Services
Joe Kraskouskas, Director
3:30 p.m.
SEVIS Registration and return of passports,
Group A: TBD
Group B: TBD
4:00 p.m. Free Time
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Goat's Head Restaurant
Dinner
Check your meal ticket for arrival time
7:00 p.m.
Buses leave from Trowbridge Rd
Bowling Party, Please bring socks!
Saturday August 23, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)
Breakfast
9:30 a.m.
TBD 
WPI Degree Requirements
Tom Hartvig Thomsen, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars
10:00 a.m.
TBD 
How to Get Credit for High-level Secondary School Work
ISC Peer Mentors
10:30 a.m.
various locations
Small Group Meetings with Peer Mentors
"Everything you really need to get started"
12:00 p.m.
Pulse on Dining
(Morgan Commons)
Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
buses leave from Trowbridge Rd
Rutland State Park
There is a beach, soccer fields, and other recreational areas, so feel free to bring swim suits or sports/gaming activities. Buses leave from the corner of Institute Road and Trowbridge Rd
5:30 p.m.
Tent behind the Campus Center
Concluding Dinner with ISC Officers and Peer Mentors

 

 
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